Inspired by Biggest Loser
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I like watching the Biggest Loser. It really does make me feel inspired. Most of the time it is the fact that contestants lose such huge amounts and I think wow, it's possible if you really work and devote yourself to the change. I know some of the past winners have gained back their lost weight and most people don't have the luxury of being on a weight loss ranch with nutritionists and trainers but it really is a good thing. Sometimes I've felt disgusted by certain contestants sense of entitlement or plots and machinations but I've also been touched by some of the personal triumphs and the goodness of some of the contestants. I normally like the medical information but sometimes don't care for the doctor they use.
He did say something on the new episode that I watched last night that struck a chord with me. He said to a contestant "if I told you that you had cancer, would you take 2 hours a day for chemotherapy?" It is funny how I don't usually think of my weight in those terms but I should because it really could kill me. That has replayed in my head over and over. I have been eating better and so on recently but I haven't started in earnest and I definitely haven't added exercise back in to my schedule yet. If I had cancer, would I miss my treatments? I don't think so. I would make it to my appointments no matter what was going on. I need to see my weight problem as more important and begin treating it as vital to my survival. I hope the understanding those words evoked has made it to a deep place in my psyche so I can make the changes I need to make to be a healthier person. Thanks Biggest Loser!